Category Archives: Superstars

Boomerang (Review)

The 80s showed us Eddie Murphy could not funny (and how). Interviews from the time showed that he could do smooth. It wasn’t until Boomerang that anyone wondered if he could do romantic. They wouldn’t experiment again. Boasting a Trumpy … Continue reading

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Life (Review)

Before Kevin Hart there was Martin Lawrence, a man who found the spotlight despite over a decade elapsing without any evidence of his being humorous. In Life he is almost literally shackled to poor Eddie Murphy, who spends almost the … Continue reading

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Harlem Nights (Review)

Harlem Nights seems in the surface as something of a vanity project. A perfectly understandable and often admirable one yes, but a vanity project nonetheless. Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and a large group of comedians and character actors get the … Continue reading

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Precious Cargo (Review)

I watched this only for Bruce Willis. Bruce is Marcellus Wallace now. An older gentleman who directs others, remaining removed from the hurly burly. In this dire effort Bruce is Eddie, a crime boss keeping a couple wet behind the … Continue reading

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The Mechanic 2 (Review)

With sequels to low budget unexpected successes – even modest ones – there are two ways to go; you can continue full throttle with a bigger budget and hopefully snag a big name co-star to go alongside the headliner from … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Seven 2016 (Review)

It is 1879. The town of Rose Creek is on its knees. Already in the midst of the hardest of times, now it is being plundered and ravaged by extremely violent opportunists who will stop at nothing to profit from … Continue reading

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Perfect Stranger (Review)

They could churn one of these whodunnit films in a week, and it looks like the makers of Perfect Stranger did exactly that. They probably could have taken the weekend off too… Bruce Willis doesn’t seem to open his eyes … Continue reading

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SkipTrace (Review)

In trying to recapture the homogenised buddy flick magic of the Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon films, at least Skiptrace… serves to remind us how good those films were by comparison. Bennie (Jackie Chan) is a Hong Kong cop chasing … Continue reading

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Police Story 2013 (Review)

The spirit is willing. The application and desire both admirable. But the inspiration and physicality has left the inimitable Jackie Chan. Even this, one of is best in a decade, is rough around the edges and lacking in many areas. … Continue reading

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Chinese Zodiac (Review)

Any discussion of Jackie Chan needs to start by discussing the past. The reasons Jackie finds work in these modern times can be found in any middle-aged action movie fan’s DVD collection. The covers might gather dust but the memories … Continue reading

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